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Dueling Funded Mascots and Fibbing Ryan Schoenike — Welcome to Washington, DC

A tip of the hat to Bill for letting me know that on October 31, a “pirate” disrupted a staged “rally” featuring about ten representatives of “The Can Kicks Back” and about ten reporters who’d been summoned to the event. The main spokesperson for the event was paid by billionaire Pete Peterson to dress up [...]

Dump Obama, Primary Obama, Walk Away or Hijack?

There’s been a big to-do in the partisan Democratic blogosphere in the wake of Jeff Roby’s call for the formation and invigoration of a Dump Obama movement:

It is time to develop a tactical focus to our discontent. Now is the time to begin a Dump Obama movement. I hold to the following:

(1) The [...]

Walk the Planks of the Oklahoma Pirate Party Platform

The Pirates of Oklahoma have set sail, in the landlubber sense!

A new political party in Oklahoma is organizing in some apparent sympathy with, if not direct allegiance to, Sweden’s Pirate Party that a year ago got into big legal hot water for open file-sharing. More broadly, the Pirate Party of Sweden advocates for government [...]